Welcome to celebrate Maria 365

Maria 365, the annual gathering of the Maria 01 Community and our extended network of friends, is back!

Earlier this year, we gathered our startups to pitch for a place on stage at the Maria 365 Startup Showcase, taking place on October 6th. From the 180+ startups Maria 01 serves as the home to, ten finalists have been chosen to share their story with our Community and Nordic startup ecosysten.

Maria 365 will give you a glimpse into what life at Maria 01 is all about. Join the celebrations and let the up-and-coming success stories from Maria 01 inspire you on their road to solving some of the world’s most crucial problems.

Oh – and not to forget about the After Party closing the event in true Maria 01 spirit.

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6th of October, 2022
15:30 Startup Showcase
18:00 After Party
Maria 01 Campus, Helsinki The Startup Showcase will also be streamed

Watch the recording of last year's event

The Showcasing Startups

Book Salon

A salon management system designed for hair, beauty and wellness companies. From appointment management to payment, Book Salon includes everything you need to run a successful salon business.


A marketplace where you can manage your event, handle your bookings, take care of ticketing and even campaign for an event. That’s Eventual.

Geyser Batteries

Geyser Batteries offers sustainable high-power heavy-duty energy storage solutions based on novel proprietary water-based electrolyte and unique engineering and manufacturing know-how.


The world’s first low code retail optimization platform empowering retailers to build customized intelligence applications

Hamina Wireless

Making tools for network engineers that help you design better wireless - and wired - networks. Whether you're designing Wi-Fi, 5G or IoT networks, our tools are the one's you actually like to use.


Offering instant purchase offers, brokerage services and move-in ready city apartments. The team of experts, backed up with AI technology, ensure efficiency and peace of mind throughout every transaction.

Pop In Games

Making games advertising work by providing an environment where all effected parties; gamer, advertiser, game developer have greater experiences.


The low code solution to supercharge your decision-making. Riskrate consolidates your financial data and lets you create unique live reports in seconds.

Vilja Care

Offering tailored solutions and a digital tool, VILJA, that improves clinical decision making and ensures the best possible care for elderly patients.

Work Ahead

Helping companies advance social sustainability and impact with intuitive and friendly video surveys. Hear directly from workers, and use the data to make wiser decisions.

The VC Panel

Paavo Räisänen


Paavo is a Partner at Maki.vc, working with deep tech and brand-driven technology companies at pre-seed and seed stage across Europe. From research-based deep tech spin-offs to enterprise software, fintech, new materials and industrial tech, his investments span the B2B spectrum. As a former web developer, entrepreneur and startup executive, Paavo has acquired practical knowledge on commercialisation and business building from strategy to operations.

Ekaterina Gianelli


Ekaterina is a Partner of the Nordic VC firm Inventure. As an operator-turned-VC, she invests in seed and early-stage and loves working closely with founders to help them build their teams and scale globally. Staying sector-agnostic, she is on the lookout for ambitious teams around the Nordics. Currently, her areas of interest include consumer businesses, digital health, femtech, future of food and conscious consumption. Prior to joining Inventure, Ekaterina was part of the team scaling Fjord from a small consultancy into a world leading design and innovation firm.

Petteri Koponen


Petteri has founded five companies, including Jaiku and First Hop. In addition to the various start-up CxO roles and board memberships, he has been the chairman of Supercell, Grand Cru, Everywear Games and Smartly.io. Petteri has experience on public companies as a board member of Elisa, Finland’s largest telco, in addition to working for Google in Mountain View and London after its acquisition of Jaiku. In his free time, Petteri hangs out with his family, pumps iron, plays games, writes (toy) code, and enjoys books and movies. He is currently the chairman of Wolt and Varjo.

Riku Seppälä


Riku Seppälä is the general partner of Icebreaker.vc, investing in prominent early stage startup teams. Riku has long been part of the Nordic startup ecosystem, being an entrepreneur himself and has then remained and active member.